June 9, 2008

My weekend

Let me tell you about my weekend.

Many of my readers are also readers of Candy's blog, Keeping the Home. A year ago I contacted her to tell her I wanted to give her my fuzzi bunz cloth diapers for her baby girl as mine how outgrown them. Well, they are adventurous people and wanted to drive down to us to get them! So instead, since gas is costly, we met halfway. We spent a great day with each other, as our children are all around the same ages and our husbands are both very, very much alike.

A year passes and we were taking a trip up there way anyways for a family reunion, so I invited myself to stay with them while we were there :) Yes, I spent the night at Candy's house, LOL :) We all camped out in the living room.

I just wanted to say, that reading words on paper in no way communicates what a person is really like. I have found this out by meeting Candy. She may appear very strict and matter of fact on the screen or even tough. She is not. She is always laughing, smiling, and very playful. Her children are like any other kids- love to play and get excited- but they are well behaved and polite. One of the cutest things was when it was bedtime, her oldest boy was reading the Bible to my middle daughter (both strong willed children- they got along well together). I just thought it was so neat that his choice of a 'bedtime story' was reading the Bible. And she sat and listened :)

Anyways, we got there early Saturday afternoon and headed off to a little waterpark thing- a free one where there are sprayers and water guns and fountains that just spray water. It was so windy though that even if you weren't in the park part, you still got soaked because the wind carried the water so far. We all got some nice sunburns, LOL. Then we met some friends of theirs and went to a restaurant- yeah, 17 people and only 6 of them adults!

Then we watched a wonderful movie and chatted till after 1 am Sunday morning :) I tasted Candy's amazing bread for breakfast and it was good! I've never had 100% whole bread that tasted really good. And then we had to say goodbye. It stinks that some of my nicest friends are online and I can't ever 'see' them. Oh well...

So, today I am trying to get life back to normal with laundry and very tired children. Must get back to business :)

14 comments:

Mrs. M said...

How neat to get to meet one of your blogger friends!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it great to meet internet friends? :) I have had the opportunity to meet about 20 internet friends over the past few years, and it has always been a a wonderful experience. I have even organized some parties for people I've met on one particular Christian msg board. Most of the time, a person you meet and get to know online turns out even better than you expect them to be in person.

It sounds like you all had a blast yesterday!

mama said...

Sounds wonderful!

prayzgod said...

Hey girl, we'll have to get together again, soon. We all had a lot of fun! :-D

Swylv said...

I just had to read your post and my son came running when he heard Saviour by Skillet playing real loud -- he really likes that song.

sounds like a fun time had by all.

DeNiece Barnes said...

Hello Jessica just through I would stop in and say hello, and I am glad Candy's family and your family had a wonderful time this weekend, I love candy's blog also, and if it is ok with you I added you to my blog under blogs that are my favoriate, because you have a gift of Godly wisedom and I love reading your post.

Lori... said...

Hi Jessica! Came by here via Candy's blog. Your blog is lovely and I wish to come back and read when I have more time. You are welcome to come by and visit me as well. Be Blessed!

Val said...

Too fun!! I love Candy's blog. What a neat weekend :)

Anonymous said...

PS (I left another comment earlier): I love your playlist! I learned of some new musicians that I wasn't aware of before.

Sarah Dee said...

How fun! I love reading Candy's blog! I am glad you had the opprotunity to fellowship with a friend!

Maudie said...

I was reading thru your blogs and it seems that we are on a very similar journey. So my question is (forgive me if you have already answered this somewhere)where did you end up on the modesty issue? I am battleling the same thing myself.YOu can email me at cameronandmaudie@bellsouth.net if you would like. I am 27 with 4 kids and I am trying to find my way. I also homeschool and question myself constantly about everything.Looking forward to hearing from you. Maybe another opinion is what I need :-)

Caroline said...

I got here from Candy's blog and I am immediately adding you to my faves since Candy is one of my faves, too! Glad y'all had a good visit.

Anneatheart said...

wow, thanks Caroline- I ranked up in your favorites really quick :)

Michelle said...

That's awesome you got to meet her! I'm a long time reader of her blog.

Love your playlist - Creed is one of my favorites!